Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Weekly News -#Dystopian Terry Tyler, #Historical Andrew Joyce, #Suspense #Mystery Harmony Kent


Welcome to the Cafe and Bookstore weekly news with recent reviews for authors on the shelves.

The first author with a recent review is Terry Tyler for Wasteland (Operation Galton Book 2)

About the book

“Those who escape ‘the system’ are left to survive outside society. The fortunate find places in off-grid communities; the others disappear into the wasteland.”

The year: 2061. In the new UK megacities, the government watches every move you make. Speech is no longer free—an ‘offensive’ word reaching the wrong ear means a social demerit and a hefty fine. One too many demerits? Job loss and eviction, with free transport to your nearest community for the homeless: the Hope Villages.

Rae Farrer is the ultimate megacity girl – tech-loving, hard-working, law-abiding and content – until a shocking discovery about her birth forces her to question every aspect of life in UK Megacity 12.

On the other side of the supposedly safe megacity walls, a few wastelanders suspect that their freedom cannot last forever…

Wasteland is the stand-alone sequel to ‘Hope’, the second book in the Operation Galton series, and Terry Tyler’s twenty-first publication. A third and final book, ‘Megacity’, should be published in early-mid summer, 2021.

One of the recent reviews for the book

forestlight 5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping reading…  Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 May 2021

Loved this book which is the 2nd in the Operation Galton Series. A shocking glimpse into a dystopian future. A powerful corporation, a controlled society, megacities. And the wasteland, where the outcasts and free thinkers go. Great pace with twists and turns along the way. Thought provoking, disturbing and chilling too, as today’s society could easily head down this path (social media & technology controlled/manipulated soulless lives). Great plot, memorable characters, and convincing worldbuilding. Action and adventure with a gripping ending. Highly recommended.  

A selection of other books by Terry Tyler

Read the reviews and buy the books:Amazon UK – And : Amazon US – Follow Terry Tyler: GoodreadsBlog: Terry Tyler Blogspot – Twitter:@TerryTyler4

The next author is Andrew Joyce with a recent review for his epic novel Yellow Hair

About the book

Through no fault of his own, a young man is thrust into a new culture just as that culture is undergoing massive changes. It is losing its identity, its lands, and its dignity. He not only adapts, he perseveres and, over time, becomes a leader—and on occasion, the hand of vengeance against those who would destroy his adopted people.

In this compelling, richly researched novel, author Andrew Joyce tells a story of epic endurance against all odds. From the first page to the last, fans of Dee Brown and W. Michael Gear will enjoy this riveting, historically accurate tale of adventure, family, love, and hate that spans most of the 19th century. This is American history.

Awarded Book of the Year by Just Reviews.
Awarded Best Historical Fiction of 2016 by Colleen’s Book Reviews.

Andrew Joyce is the recipient of the 2013 Editors’ Choice Award for Best Western for his novel, Redemption: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer.

A recent review for the book

I got the paperback version of the book Yellow Hair by Andrew Joyce. Previously I read and absolutely loved his other books. I started with Mahoney and I was instantly caught up in the story about young Mr. Mahoney during the Irish potato famine. I loved it so much. I then continued reading 5 more of Andrew’s amazingly wonderful books. I really enjoy the way Andrew writes as he makes the characters really come to life. You feel their pain, joy, love, anger and every other human emotion imaginable. All of their struggles through life are real and very poignant.

Yellow Hair was an awesome read. It was full of historical information, adventure, deep love, resentful hate, and much, much more. There were many parts I hated reading because it depicted how humans could do such unbelievably terrible things to other humans.

I found this book extremely hard to put down. I would end with one chapter and couldn’t wait to get to the next one. Andrew is an excellent writer and I will continue reading his books. Yellow Hair is definitely worth reading. I LOVED this book.  

A selection of other books by Andrew Joyce

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Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And : Amazon UK – follow Andrew : Goodreads – blog: Andrew Joyce on WordPressTwitter: @Huckfinn76

And the final author to today with a recent review is Harmony Kent…The Vanished Boy.

About the book

It’s so remote out here. Anything could happen …

A missed phone call in the night is all it takes.

When Carole’s 18-year-old son goes missing, she breaks into Jayden’s laptop to try to understand his life.

All too soon, Carole discovers just how little she knew her boy.

And when one lead after another dead-ends, the distraught mother has to face the unthinkable.

Sucked into a sticky web of deceit and lies, nothing is as it seems.

When your life turns inside out and upside down, who would you trust?

One of the recent reviews for the book

Balroop Singh 5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional potboiler  Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2021

The Vanished Boy by Harmony Kent is an engrossing emotional potboiler that keeps you on the edge of your chair to know what happened to Jayden. A nerve-shattering mystery! I must confess that I couldn’t stand the strain that Carole undergoes and clicked on the last pages to peek. Imagine a widow’s only teenager goes missing and she has no help except the investigating officer Mike. So heart-breaking! Any mother would become an emotional wreck!

Carole stands up to the challenge that life throws at her; she digs up every possible social network through her son’s laptop to find out about his activities and his friends. I could visualize each moment of her online search, share her anguish and felt like patting her for her strength. Despite her desperation, she refuses to give up. Harmony understands the feelings of a mother and enters into her mind to connect with the readers. She builds up the tension that keeps mounting with each page but the ending would shock you! Brilliant.

Though a gloomy shadow pervades the book, it also unveils how the minds of teenagers work, how much attention they require and how vulnerable they are to outside influences. Parental love and understanding could make or mar their personalities.  

A small selection of other books by Harmony Kent

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon UK – And : Amazon US – Follow Harmony:Goodreads – Website:Harmony KentTwitter: @Harmony_Kent

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you are leaving with some books…thanks Sally.